Over the past 10 years, Lulu's at the Belle Kay has earned the reputation for being one of the country's top vintage stores. Owner and curator, Laurie Davis, opened a second store last week: Lulu's on the Avenue.
I had the pleasure of spending an afternoon with Cori McFadden, star of VH1's House of Consignment, to talk about shopping for the holidays and getting through another Chicago winter staying as stylish as possible.
The historic Pulaski Park Field House played host to hundreds of DIY and indie-craft vendors for this year's holiday fair that attracted creative and fashionable crowds. Stylish craft-seekers strayed from the norm and displayed their personal style with bravado.
Chicagoans are the friendliest people I have encountered in any city. What Chicago lacks in attitude and excess, both characteristic of NYC and L.A., it makes up for in "Midwestern Charm" and sensible street style. So what exactly is Chicago style?
In conjunction with World AIDS Day, the AIDS Foundation of Chicago held its annual World of Chocolate gala benefit in Chicago. The evening of charity and decadence boasted creations from chocolate grilled cheese to chocolate-infused tea.
The procession of fashionable guests down the Burberry Chicago beige carpet (in lieu of red) last week to herald the grand opening of its Michigan Avenue store featured many looks sporting the iconic Burberry trench coat and monochromatic color palettes.
It was an honor to sit at the same table as this world-famous photographer who has pioneered street style photography. As self-taught photographer and businessman, Scott Schuman has helped bring down the level of elitism found in the fashion world.
High fashion met high art as local Chicago designers paraded their latest collections, accompanied by sweeping arias from the world's most famous operas at The American Chamber Opera's Fashion of the Opera.
It's time to layer and bundle up. Before we go off and enjoy pumpkin-everything at our favorite bakeries or stomp through the piles of leaves, let's take a look back at a few fashionable festival goers from the end of summer!
Boasting over 300 craft artists from across the country, the Renegade Craft Fair left many a wallet a bit lighter thanks to booths that ranged from recycled time piece jewelry to food-shaped plushies to knick knacks from the past and present.
When electronic dance music takes focus at a summer festival, prepare yourself for the onslaught of neon bracelets, baby pacifiers and chiseled abs. North Coast had its fair share of kooky costumes, but I also saw quite a few stylish looks.